Massive Attack Blue Lines (with CD + DVD) Vinyl 2LP Boxset

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Super deluxe reissue of the trip hop pioneer's debut album. Here's what the mgmnt had to say back when we found some deadstock copies: Massive Attack's first album (1991) laid the foundation for the Bristol downtempo style that blew up a few years later with the release of Protection and the Portishead album. This record has an in-between feel, not yet complete but definitely hitting in places. The mode here is generally a bit more on the Soul II Soul side of things than "Karmacoma." Check out the singles "Safe From Harm," "Unfinished Symphony" and "Be Thankful," plus the Horace Andy voiced tracks "Hymn of The Big Wheel" and "Five Man Army." Fully remastered limited edition boxset, includes double LP pressed on 180 gram vinyl, CD, DVD of the album with 96k/24bit high resolution audio files, and the original Blue Lines poster.

  • music label: Wild Bunch Records 1991 / Virgin 2012
reviewed by Hank Ohs 08/2014